clean bomb


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Noun1.clean bomb - an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contaminationclean bomb - an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
A-bomb, atom bomb, atomic bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb - a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
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US military propaganda introduced the public to the idea of a 'clean bomb' or a 'clean strike'.
She writes, "Anyone who has seen pictures of Hiroshima burn victims or tried to imagine the pain of hundreds of glass shards blasted into the flesh may find it perverse beyond imagination to hear a class of nuclear devices matter-of-factly referred to as 'clean bombs.'" The rhetoric clearly does not match the event.
Clean Bombs and Dirty Wars: Air Power in Kosovo and Libya by Robert H.